Runic Games, developer of Torchlight and Torchlight II, has announced Hob, a new game for console and PC.
Hob is presented without text or dialogue, and reveals the narrative via player exploration and interaction with their surroundings and the life forms that inhabit it. It promises “smooth controller gameplay, multi-layered puzzles, and striking visuals.”
Here’s Runic’s rundown, via the Hob official website:
The darkness rumbles to life.
Massive gears turn their teeth, shifting ancient monoliths into place.
A door opens.
Dappled forest light beckons you from your chamber, entering an unknown world both beautiful and dangerous, buzzing with life above and whirring with mysterious machinery below.
Hob is a vibrant, suspenseful adventure game. As players delve into the mysteries around them, they discover a planet in peril. Can it be mended, or will the world fall further into chaos?
Hob is presented without text or dialogue. Narrative is revealed as players explore and interact with their unfamiliar surroundings and the strange life forms that inhabit it. The third title from developer Runic Games, Hob is being developed for PC and console, featuring smooth controller gameplay, multi-layered puzzles, and striking visuals.
Hob will be playable at PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend.
Watch the title reveal below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.